Rap singer Latin Cardi B will perform at the 61st Grammy, which will be held on February 10 at Staples Center in the Californian city of Los Angeles and will feature singer Alicia Keys as host, reported the Academy of the recording in a statement.
Cardi B will be one of the main stars of the evening as it has five Grammy nominations, including album categories of the year, for its album "Invasion of Privacy"; and recording of the year, for the song "I Like It" in which she is accompanied by the Colombian J Balvin and the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny.
For its part, the iHeartRadio Music Awards announced the candidates for their awards for the gala to be held on Thursday March 14 also from Los Angeles, with the American rapper of Dominican origin as a favorite.
"It's no secret why the nominees of this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards are a 'Who's Who?' It's going to be an unforgettable show, "IHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises president John Sykes said in a statement." It's the artists and the songs that our audience could not stop listening to this past year.
And it is that Cardi B activated the alarm button among the conservatives when they saw her nominated in the iHeartRadio Music Awards for her raised lyrics.
The most famous rapper on the planet was even surprised to be nominated in eight of the categories, among them "Female artist of the year" and "Hip-hop artist of the year", and her collaborations with the group Maroon 5 are also listed . ("Girls Like You") and with Bad Bunny and J Balvin ("I Like It").
"I'm super happy to be nominated for this award, it's an important prize for Dominicans," said Cardi B of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Cardi B; his artistic name which is an abbreviation of his childhood nickname, Bacardi and whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar; She is the daughter of a Dominican father and a Trinidadian mother living in New York, and her Dominican feelings have been expressed in several interviews.
"Look what my cousin sent me, ok no matter how stuck you are in America, I was not sure if it was so popular in DR because I made music in English and DR is a Spanish-speaking country," he began writing in English Cardi B in your Instagram
The Dominican New York enjoys its best moment in music and this year, along with Cuban singer Camila Cabello, made history in the Billboard Hot 100 list by placing four songs among the top ten of the main ranking of this specialized magazine.
The urban exponent, also became the first rapper to place three songs among the top 10 songs of this musical popularity list in the United States of America simultaneously, while Cabello managed to get his last song, "Havana", to remain in the noble zone for seven weeks, something that no singer had achieved in the last five years.
But the achievement of the 26-year-old from the Bronx, New York, goes further by placing three other topics on the Hot 100 list.
The first one is "Bartier Cardi", which has the collaboration of Savage 21, which appears in the nineteenth place, followed by "Finesse", with Bruno Mars, in the thirty-fifth, and "The model", collaboration with the Port Rican urban artist Ozuna, in position 61, was reviewed.
At the end of last September, Cardi B became the first soloist of Dominican origin to get the first place on the Hot 100 list, according to the specialized magazine Billboard.
Cardi B ascended in that date to the position 1 of the main list of Billboard, that measures the musical popularity in United States of America, with its subject "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)", published the agency EFE.
In this way, Cardi B also became the first solo rapper to head the list after Lauryn Hill did it for two weeks in 1998 with "Doo Wop (That Thing)". Like Hill, Cardi B reached the top of this list that brings together the highlights of all the genres in the United States of America, with its debut solo song, as did Meghan Trainor in 2014 with "All About That Bass"
The rapper, composer and American actress, raised in the Bronx, was part of several street gangs, which led to a very turbulent childhood and adolescence, even coming to suffer gender violence from one of their boyfriends.
At age 19, I have got a job as a stripemaker and therefore underwent numerous plastic surgeries to get more tips.
In 2013, he began to achieve popularity in the sixth season of the reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York. His rap style is described by experts as "aggressive" and is compared to that of rappers like Lil 'Kim and Foxy Brown.
During an interview with Billboard magazine, Cardi B cited the artists Missy Elliott and Tweet as her main sources of inspiration, assuring that the first albums she bought were from them. He also mentioned Madonna, Lady Gaga and Ivy Queen as influences on his way of dressing and giving shows.
In an interview for the Hollywood Unlocked website, I wanted to make similar music to that of Khia and Trina rappers. However, I also wanted to create music that was suitable for most women; "Many girls can not afford sports cars, but I know that all girls have a problem with another girl, I know some dogs do not like other bitches, and that's what I want to rap on."
The writer David Jeffries of Allmusic described the style of "aggressive rap similar to that of Lil 'Kim and Foxy Brown", and the Stereogum site explained that his voice is nasal, strong and provocative, which, coupled with his violent accent New Yorker, makes it perfect for rap. On the other hand, the magazine Complex described Cardi B reckless, assuring that it is a girl not afraid to act under any circumstance.
Cardi B identifies herself as a feminist and says she goes out with boys for fun because it makes her feel stronger and better with herself. On the other hand, Cardi B considers herself Christian and believes in God and Christ, assuring that she sometimes speaks with both. According to her, after asking for help on numerous occasions, God took her to be a stripper and that work saved her life because it gave her the courage to leave her boyfriend and the lost life she had.
The reviewer Billboard affirmed, in addition, that the artist stays true to her personality all the time and that energy is transmitted to her music, which makes her connect with the audience.